Dude 2: Hey, hehe... let's be Googley here! Pausing the meeting like this is really uncomfortable for Dude 1.
Me: And being credential checked or assumed ignorant, is awkward for black folks. Most black folk in tech tolerate this. Not me. I'm the other kind of black dude.
Early on during my time at Google I would use the term as a general word for "the right thing to do". I was so naive and unaware.
Had to learn the hard way that that's not what "Googley" means. I'm more conscious of the harm in such explicit in-group vs out-group language now.
What was your role in Google and is there a reason you no longer work there?
I was a Software Engineer, at various times worked as a TL and as a manager, as well.
I worked there for 9 years, left years ago now. Many reasons to leave -- but mainly I was increasingly frustrated/disappointed with the company.
I'm aware of them, but I haven't been involved.
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